By our silence we condone the deviancy of ISIS.

2014-08-21 19:35

Every civilised and rational person must have recoiled in abject horror when the video of the decapitation of reporter James Foley went on line. I know I did.

James Foley was not an enemy combatant.He didn't deserve a grizly death at the hands of this deviant sect ISIS.

I am terribly sorry for his family for the horror that this terrorist group has visit upon innocent people with impunity especially against Christians and Yazidis and now journalists! Not even Muslims who oppose this sect's actions are safe from it terror.

I refuse to be silent.I know I am going to attract a lot of flak and my unpopularity index is going to plunge even deeper. But, I condemn this deviant sect.I regard every person who finds some excuse to justify its conduct as accessories by silence. Equally I regard those who find fault with Islam as culpable for adding, through ignorance and encouragement to the mayhem that we are helplessly witnessing.

Yes, the country that Foley was a citizen of has cowardly waged a war against Islam.Yes his country's soldiers defacated on the Quran and humiliated Muslims during and after the invasion of Iraq. Yes, his country unilaterally engages in targeted killings. Yes, his country unequivocally supports the Zionist entity Israel's pogrom against Gaza.

No,no,no, a thousand times no, it's not justification enough to do what ISIS is doing to Christians and to innocent civilians, as well as to those Muslims who oppose them.

I know I speak the minds of the silent majority of Muslims especially that what is enigmatic is why are the Arabs and Iranians permitting this to happen.This not Islam but sheer brutality. The banality of evil is such that silence is culpable as that vile person who severed the head of a James Foley.

This. is not what Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) propagated. This is not what the Quran teaches.

This is the preaching of very evil,devious people who aspire to achieve legitimacy and currency through violence and destruction on a tit for tit principle since by their twisted logic what the 'infidels' are doing to Muslims , Muslims must do to them in return.

An eye for an eye leaves us all blind.

What also appals me is where are the clerics , Muslim, Jews, Hindus,Christians in SA? Why are they not united as they did against Zionist aggression in Gaza? Why have they not spoken out?

Why have they not gone public on this issue?

Where are the fatwas against this sort of conduct.

I would expect Muslim clerics to take to their mimbars (pulpits) during Juma prayers and denounce what ISIS is doing and to distance themselves from what has happened to. James Foley.

Saber Ahmed Jazbhay

21.8.2014

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